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Forushande (2016)

PG-13 | | Drama, Thriller | 31 August 2016 (Iran)
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While both participating in a production of "Death of a Salesman," a teacher's wife is assaulted in her new home, which leaves him determined to find the perpetrator over his wife's traumatized objections.

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Mina Sadati ...
Sanam
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Shirin Aghakashi ...
Esmat
Sam Valipour ...
Emad Emami ...
Ali
Maral Bani Adam ...
Kati
Mehdi Koushki ...
Siavash
Ehteram Boroumand ...
Mrs. Shahnazari
Mojtaba Pirzadeh ...
Majid
Sahra Asadollahe ...
Mojgan
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Forced to leave their collapsing house, Ranaa and Emad, an Iranian couple who happen to be performers rehearsing for Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" rent a new apartment from one of their fellow performers. Unaware of the fact that the previous tenant had been a woman of ill repute having many clients, they settle down. By a nasty turn of events one of the clients pays a visit to the apartment one night while Ranaa is alone at home taking a bath and the aftermath turns the peaceful life of the couple upside down. Written by Hossein sr

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements and a brief bloody image | See all certifications »

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31 August 2016 (Iran)  »

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Opening Weekend:

€229,106 (Italy) (8 January 2017)

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$3,402,067 (USA) (14 April 2017)
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Trivia

Anoshe Ansari who received the Oscar on behalf of Asghar Farhadi is the first Iranian woman astronaut. See more »

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The "Skammen" poster changes between shots several times. When Emad returns to his apartment, the poster is fully visible. A few scenes later when his wife goes to the room, a yellow poster covers the poster only making the letters "Ska" to appear. A third future shot reveals only an "S" behind the yellow poster. See more »

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Naser: Why did your wife open the door?
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Features Gaav (1969) See more »

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Theatre Scene - Flute
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35 years of love or betrayal?
20 September 2016 | by (Iran) – See all my reviews

I loved how this movie had some women characters that shows the exact situation of Iranian women. The old lady: "Oh...thank god you are alive.Thank you for saving him.He is my everything.I can't live without him."These are the words of an old lady in a 35 year-old marriage toward his husband which has been cheating on her for 3 years!How dumb is she!? It's the story of many women in Iran which because of their situation should obey their husbands and love them blindly. Raana: She has been raped but she doesn't have the courage to sue also she is so embarrassed that this may become a discredit to her. The prostitute: Imagine A mother with a young daughter what should she do for a living?Nothing in a society specified for Men but to sell her body to those Men! And finally the woman in the taxi: This woman knows the situation of all the women above. she is now a women who had lost her trust to all men.Either something happened to her or to her friends she now sees men all like together.She's so paranoid that she doesn't see that Emad is doing nothing.

There are many other scenes i loved about the film for example when one of the student asked "how does a man become a cow?"and Emad answered "gradually" and It was actually proved during the film when an old man doesn't find it shameful to touch someone's wife while a kid find it shameful to go to bathroom with his mother's friend!!So again a man gradually becomes a cow!!


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